A Holleycaust Story

by David Brensilver

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"A Holleycaust Story" is a protest song that condemns "Squirrel Slam," an annual squirrel-killing contest in Holley, New York, in which local Neanderthals participate for the chance to win guns and cash. The killing contest is a fundraising event for the Holley Fire Department. Proceeds from sales of "A Holleycaust Story" will be donated to the good folks at Friends of Animals who're working to put an end to this and other heinous killing contests.

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In the backwoods of Orleans County
The locals kill squirrels for the chance at bounties
Bring your son, bring your daughter
The fire department's saving lives through slaughter
Activists promised to fill their coffers
But the town fathers have rejected their offers

The chance to kill for guns and cash
("Squirrel Slam")
So appealing to the murderous white trash
(Shoot, boom, bam)
The dominant religion's Evangelical Barbarism
Which Neanderthals wear like a badge

In Holley, they live in the primordial ooze
Try to pull them out and they'll proudly refuse
They march their savage culture through the streets of the town
No interest in a view from the higher moral ground
When an activist said, "Take our blood-free money"
Town fathers told her, "Go hug a tree, honey"

The chance to kill for guns and cash
("Squirrel Slam")
So appealing to the murderous white trash
(Shoot, boom, bam)
The dominant religion's Evangelical Barbarism
Which Neanderthals wear like a badge

And still, they kill, for thrills
For spiritual and financial reward
They pray to slay for pay
Dead squirrels mean the hordes have shot and scored

The chance to kill for guns and cash
("Squirrel Slam")
So appealing to the murderous white trash
(Shoot, boom, bam)
The dominant religion's Evangelical Barbarism
Which Neanderthals wear like a badge

They follow the playbook of the drooling class
Unrepentant Nazis who have a blast
Passing cretinism and the ammunition
Hosting family-friendly killing competitions
Activists draw attention to the Holleycaust
Knuckle-draggers lack compassion, don't see the cost

The chance to kill for guns and cash
("Squirrel Slam")
So appealing to the murderous white trash
(Shoot, boom, bam)
The dominant religion's Evangelical Barbarism
Which Neanderthals wear like a badge

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released February 16, 2014
Music and lyrics by David Brensilver, arranged with Mike Frishman. Recorded and engineered by Mike Frishman at GeraMi Production Studio, Norwich, Conn.

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David Brensilver Connecticut

David Brensilver is the founder of the animal-rights blog The Daily Maul, a platform from which he rails against the exploitation, torture, and murder of animals. His music reflects the irreverent, unrepentant tone of his blog commentaries. David is a graduate of the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University and The Juilliard School. ... more

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